Accession Number:

AD0757693

Title:

The Use of Confidential Instructor Ratings for the Prediction of Success in Naval Undergraduate Pilot Training,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL

Report Date:

1973-02-07

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

Previous investigations have reported significant relationships between confidential instructor ratings in early primary phase and later success in Naval flight training. Such ratings were found to increase significantly the validities derived solely from selection test scores. However, such findings do not guarantee that confidential ratings would augment the validities derived from the combined array of selection and early training variables which are used in the current student pilot prediction system. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether such confidential ratings provided non-redundant information which would increase the predictive value of the present system. The results clearly indicated that confidential ratings obtained from Primary flight instructors provided information relating to the students probability of receiving his wings. Such ratings were found to significantly increase the predictive validities derived from the variables which are used currently in the student pilot prediction system. Such findings suggest that these confidential evaluations provide additional information beyond that which is reflected in the grades he assigns. It is recommended that confidential instructor ratings be implemented on a permanent basis in the presolo stage. The present student pilot prediction system should be revised to incorporate this information. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE